39 North Innovation District Plan Unveiled
The Science in Our Food
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
(The Missouri Times) House Economic Development Committee to hear from Missouri AgTech leaders
The Danforth Center and partners attended the House Economic Development Committee hearing on supporting AgTech in Missouri. Karla Roeber, Vice President of Public and Government Affairs at the Danforth Center, spoke with The Missouri Times about our region’s bioscience innovation community.
(Spiegel) Plant Researchers Brace for Population Explosion
By 2050, we will need to double the amount of food we currently produce in order to feed our growing population. Danforth Center Principal Investigator Becky Bart spoke with Spiegel to explain how her lab is working to help solve this challenge by developing virus-resistant cassava.
Monday, July 08, 2019
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Scientists pursue a cleaner way to produce life-saving opiate treatments
Toni Kutchan and Megan Augustin spoke with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about their most recent discovery for producing a life-saving opiate antidote more sustainably and at a lower cost. Read the article to learn about the decades-long research that went into this exciting discovery.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
(WCAI) A More Cost-Efficient and Sustainable Way to Manufacture Narcan
Scientists in the Kutchan Lab have discovered a sustainable method to produce a lifesaving opiate antidote, Narcan, at a reduced cost. Recently Toni Kutchan was featured on WCAI's Living Lab Radio program to discuss her research.
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
(Farm Progress) Innovative program gives ag startups a boost
The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory are partnering with the Danforth Center to fund their first cohort of agtech startups. The program has the potential to bridge the funding gap between discovery and commercialization.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
(St. Louis Business Journal) First startups named for Danforth Center/Wells Fargo agtech incubator
The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) announced their first agtech cohort, which includes two companies that are local to St. Louis and the 39 North district.
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) 2 St. Louis ag firms are picked for incubator funded by Wells Fargo
Two St. Louis agtech startups, CoverCress and RNAissance Ag, have been selected to participate in the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), in partnership with the Danforth Center.
Friday, May 10, 2019
(St. Louis Business Journal) First look: 39 North innovation district unveils renderings for proposed main street
39 North strives to become more pedestrian-friendly with a potential redesign of Old Olive Road.
Wednesday, May 08, 2019
(St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Benson Hill Biosystems to build new HQ in plant science district with plans to grow to 300 people
Benson Hill Biosystems announced its plan to make St. Louis and 39 North its official headquarters by celebrating a ceremonial groundbreaking at the future site for a 160,000 sq. ft. building.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
(Thrive Global) 4 Ways I Prepared to Move to a New City and Find My Dream Job After I Got There
St. Louis’ reputation as a center for agtech and innovation was one of the reasons Keith Duncan moved to the city looking for a new position - and ended up landing his dream job.
Tuesday, April 09, 2019
(St. Louis Business Journal) Danforth Center names advisory board for Wells Fargo startup incubator
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center has announced a 10-member advisory board that will help select the first agtech cohort for the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2).
(Washington University in St. Louis) Rusted root: Weedy rice repeatedly evolves ‘cheater’ root traits
Danforth Center Principal Investigator Chris Topp and researchers from Washington University in St. Louis used a new imaging technique to reveal a takeover strategy that has worked for weedy rice: roots that minimize below-ground contact with other plants.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
(Soil Science Society of America) To Bear or Not to Bear a Seed
Toby Kellogg’s study of wild grasses that are relatives of sorghum and produce non-seed bearing flowers could help plant breeders increase yield in cultivated sorghum.
Monday, February 04, 2019
(Agribusiness Academy) Why Food & Agriculture Must Embrace Digital Transformation
The Danforth Center is partnering with Wells Fargo and their innovation incubator, IN2, to address global food and agriculture challenges. Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg, Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo, spoke with Agribusiness Academy about the importance of digital transformation and innovation in meeting these challenges.
Monday, January 28, 2019
(Nature Biotechnology) Zinc and Iron Fortification in Cassava
Cassava engineered to retain more iron and zinc faces challenges before moving into fields and onto forks.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
(St. Louis Public Radio) Hotter Temperatures May Protect Soybeans From Carbon Pollution, Danforth Center Study Finds
Scientists used heaters to raise temperatures for the soybeans grown in their experiment. They found that increased heat led to lower yields but higher nutritional content in the soybeans.
Friday, November 09, 2018
(University of Missouri) Building a Bridge to Success
MU and Danforth Center collaborative agreement showcases Missouri's plant biology strength
Monday, November 05, 2018
(Science) This lily’s cousin is an ear of corn. Now, scientists know how they—and many other plants—are related
“In virtually every one of the [monocot] families, you can point to beautiful and economically and ecologically important members,” says Elizabeth Kellogg
(Nova) The Planet’s Getting Warmer. Can Plants Take the Heat?
Brief exposures to high temperatures compromise rice plants’ ability to relay genetic information.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
(St. Louis Post Dispatch) Economic Development Partnership advances $13.5 million Helix Center expansion
If finalized, the plan could help advance the Partnership’s efforts to make the area surrounding the Bayer (formerly Monsanto) campus and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center into a premier agricultural technology district.